Department of Numbers

Kentucky Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Kentucky fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2014 to 7.4%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Kentucky peaked in July 2009 at 10.7% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.4% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Kentucky unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Kentucky 7.4% 0.0 -1.0

Unemployment Rate: Kentucky, National

Kentucky monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Kentucky Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kentucky peaked in July 2009 at 220,594. There are now 70,438 fewer people unemployed in the state. Kentucky job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Kentucky 150,156 -2,292 -24,107

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Kentucky from 1990 to July 2014

Kentucky Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployment Rate
Kentucky
Unemployed
July 2014 6.2% 7.4% 150,156
June 2014 6.1% 7.4% 152,448
May 2014 6.3% 7.7% 157,992
April 2014 6.3% 7.7% 158,472
March 2014 6.7% 7.9% 162,277
February 2014 6.7% 7.8% 160,562
January 2014 6.6% 7.7% 158,545
December 2013 6.7% 7.9% 162,232
November 2013 7.0% 8.1% 165,152
October 2013 7.2% 8.2% 168,210
September 2013 7.2% 8.3% 171,061
August 2013 7.2% 8.4% 173,293
July 2013 7.3% 8.4% 174,263